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raceway park on saturday. friends and family of 14- year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the memorial outside his family's muffler shop. police say the boy was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warmup lap on a race track in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68-year-old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car.who was not injured. chase johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the petaluma high school senior has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers. the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma. some of the championships he's won have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. to lose a family member is very difficult. 14 year old marcus johnson.known by the nickname m-j was a lifelong racer.starting with smaller vehic
. you can see him here on his page that killed his cousin, marcus johnson who lived in santa rosa. >> something stranged happened. marcus was walking back and the him. lew about 150 feet and hit >> reporter: the young victim's distraught father spoke to kpix as he wanted people to know about his son. >> marcus loved everybody. and he was always smiling. he's a good boy. he loves to play basketball. and he loved his racing and racing cars and with his cousin, helping his cousin. he is just one of those kids, you know, he's just a special boy to everybody. >> and also killed in the crash is the 68-year-old of grass valley. chase johnson seen in car number 24 in his web page video is already a veteran at just 17 years of age. last year he won the pit stop sprint car championship series. host a role model for his younger cousin, marcus. his parents declined interviews, providing this statement that our family has suffered an unspeakable tragedy. the passing of our precious marcus johnson. there are no words to express our sorrow. our family has been racing for four generations and the
. the cause of the fatal crash is under investigation. friends are remembering 14-year-old marcus johnson, one of two people killed at the marysville raceway park. his own 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson, was the driver whose car went out of control. cornell, people are familiar with the young driver? >> yes, absolutely. kauai a racing legacy here in northern california. in fact, we are here at the petaluma speedway where the johnson family spent many weekend racing their winged sprint cars. the family now is in mourning over a terrible weekend racing tragedy. the johnson family's muffler shot is a growing memorial to the 14-year-old marcus johnson. he was one of two people killed on saturday by an out of the control race car at a speed p way north of sacramento. the was war driven by husband own cousin who attended petaluma high school. the two were as close as brothers and an investigation into the crash is now underway but the boy's grandfather says that the steering wheel on the car may have come loose. >> it clipped. we have not analyzed the car yet. it has been impounded by the sheriff
. constitutes at the middle school in santa rosa gathered last night to remember marcus johnson^. on saturday three was one of two in pit area at the raceway park killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually driven by his own cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy for the johnson family. >> in first grade he would bring his race cars to school for events and it was fun to see. >> i cannot think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be. they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel came off. >> happening now, bart is taking a second look at the bicycle policy this week allowing bicycles on the trains at all times going this morning. the pilot program comes with a few restrictions. the first car of each train is off limits to bicycles. dug rush hour, no bicycles are allowed in the first three cars of the train. this test program runs this week only and ends on friday. abc7 news reporter will have more next half
. the students at middle school gathered last night to remember marcus johnson. on saturday, he was one of two in the pit area at the raceway park and was killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was actually being driven by marcus' cousin, chase johnson, 17 years old, a senior at petaluma high school. a double tragedy for those who are sharing the johnson family
-old marcus johnson. and the pilot program bike on bart starts today. from now until friday will be able to bring your bikes on every bart train. it's the second pilot is a success, bart staff will return to the board with a proposal for a permit changes to buy a policy. >> you may need an umbrella heading into tuesday and wednesday. we do have patchy, a cloud cover. high clouds streaming in in advance of the system. heading into the afternoon it will be a nice day. temperatures in the '60s if not low seventies. later tonight high cloud cover will continue temperatures in the '50s. if you leave for work or school. upper '30's now in santa rosa. navto is one of the cold spots. 46 in redwood city. 45 in fremont. falling the numbers into the afternoon. plenty of upper 60s in south bay. los gatos 71. 67 in san jose. to the east bay interior valleys could climb to 71 for fairfield, antioch, danville, and pleasanton. 64 in richmond. it may be a little cooler along the east bay shoreline. 62 expected in downtown san francisco. >> here is our satellite and radar view. high clouds streaming in ov
there's not much you can do johnson's print car hit and killed his 14 el-year-old cousin, marcus johnson. also killed wag dale wondergem of agrees way. chase johnson's family secluded themselves from the media with a sign saying they wanted privacy. friends of the families left flowers and notes at the muffler shop. michael lives in the area and knows the. >> john: -- knows the johnson family. the didn't hassle -- >> marcus was a sweet kid. and i know that his dad loved him very much. >> probably the best person to be around most of the time. he was always nice and nice to talk to. reporter: michael said is sat but will continue to race. johnson had his own close call two years ago, his car flipped over during a race but johnson was unhurt. chase johnson was not hurt in the accident, and no one else on the racetrack was injured. thual ya -- the shakes -- sheriff's department is investigating. >> new tonight at 6:00, four people suffered minor injuries after a small pickup truck slammed into a thrift store in vallejo this afternoon. firefighters evacuated at least 40 people from
. friends and family of 14 year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the moral outside of his family's muffler shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warm-up lap on the racetrack in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old hideo wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >> authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car was not injured. chase the johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the pedal high school senior has also been a competitive fraser says a young age. his web site revealed that he comes from four generations of race car drivers. the 17 year-old lives and penngrsove. a town outside of pelham up. some of the championships each one have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high school says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school and a very involved in the sport. >> it is very difficult and sad to hear. >> chase johnson's website listed marcus as a member of the crew but the yuba county sheriff's department reports that market was not
more information about the victim and the driver. >> reporter: 14 -year-old marcus johnson known by mj was a lifelong racer according to his website. starting with smaller vehicles like go carts since he was five years old. you can him posing with a trophy and a trophy in this snapshot alongside his older cousin, chase. you on the right-hand side of the screen. that young man, now 17 was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. jason johnson has also been a competitive racer since a young age. his website revealed he comes from four generations of racecar drivers. the 17 -year-old who was uninjured in the crash lives and then grab a town outside of paloma. some of the championships he has won have been right here at the speedway. jason is a senior at petaluma high school shop teacher says is a good student one of several kids who is very involved in the sport. >> it is a family activity. it is a wonderful thing to have a great sport like that with your family. but to lose a family member over it is very difficult. and the sad to hear. >> chase johnson's racing website lists marc
. this he would have loved it to know everyone cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. >> i can't think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation, but the family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that hi
cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. worsean't think of tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race like te one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash isione family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that his cousin, even though he did nothing wrong, he will have to think about this and know that he -- an
. >> reporter: the sheriff's department say 68-year-old dale wonderjam and marcus johnson were standing near each other in the pit area. april goreham is from a racing family and prior to races, she has been asked to sign a waiver in the pit area. >> to be in the pit area itself, you have to sign a waiver, whatever happens here, the track is not liable for. >> more on that story on nbc bay area news at 11:00. >>> oakland police are trying to sort out the details of a nine-hour standoff in the fruit vail district. 1:30 this morning, two shooting victims came into a hospital, one later died. the house on 25th avenue and international boulevard sparked a standoff that didn't end until 11:30 this morning. the afternoon was spent questioning several people in the house. >> there were a number of people in the home, when we got here, we evacuated. they are out, trying to find -- find out who was involved and what their actual role was. in this particular incident. >> one person was arrested and just a short time ago, the mercury news reported that he is, in fact, a suspect in those shootings. the
mar marcus johnson and also killed was 68-year-old from grass valley. they were at the penngrove home was the sign saying privacy to deal with the horrible tragedy. friends left flowers at muffler shop that the father owns here in santa rosa. 11-year-old michael is also an award sprint car driver. as a father his death has hit him hard. >> he was sweet kid, i know that his dad loved him very much. >> he was always nice and nice to talk to. >> michael said he is sad in his passing but he will continue to race. chase outside of the two fatalities no one was injured. the sheriff's department is investigating. >> carolyn: four people suffered minor injuries after a small pickup truck slammed into a thrift store in vallejo. it happened on sonoma boulevard around 2:00 this afternoon. firefighters evacuated 40 people from that store. you can see the impact knocked out a large part of the store's front doors and sent merchandise flying. paramedics treated people at the scene and there is no word when the store might reopen. >> happening now in sacramento county, a wildfire is still burning an
gathered to remember marcus johnson, one of two people in the pit area at the raceway park killed by an out-of-control sprint car that was driven by his cousin, 17-year-old chase
was held for marcus johnson of santa rosa. they died at the raceway park and they were in a pitt area warming warmups when a car driven by his cousin chase flew off the track and hit them. his father said the steering wheel popped off causing him to lose control. >> i don't know how it could come off because he always checked it. >> the chp is investigating and he was a senior and many event races. his cousin raced since he was five and was looking forward to playing college basketball next year annandale caught the racing bug early in life and he leaves behind a wife and two grown children. >>> smoke from a grass fire was hazardous. the fire started 230 and a wash land. firefighters decided to let it burn out on its own because there were no other homes to access. >> this will start tomorrow... [applauds] >> yesterday more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peters square, he delivered off the can you have remarks about god's power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech. it is his first official meeting and vice-president joseph biden will lead the mass for pope frances
of them was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cousins were very close. 68 year old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured at a bar. it happened around closing time last night at skobiex's on central avenue will people were out celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the neck. the second was cut on the head. investigators are trying to determine what type of weapon was used. neighbors say this is not the first time there has been trouble at skobie's. >> this violence is it just seems like it could easily be prevented. i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point where they are having street fights in a residential area. >> so far, no arrests have been made. one of the victims underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. the other was treat and released. >>> just about 90 minutes from now, former santa cl
tragedy, a memorial was held for marcus johnson of santa rosa. they died at the raceway park and they were in a pitt area warming warmups when a car driven by his cousin chase flew off the track and hit them. his father said the steering wheel popped off causing him to lose control. >> i don't know how it could come off because he always checked it. >> the chp is investigating and he was a senior and many event races. his cousin raced since he was five and was looking forward to playing college basketball next year annandale caught the racing bug early in life and he leaves behind a wife and two grown children. >>> smoke from a grass fire was hazardous. the fire started 230 and a wash land. firefighters decided to let it burn out on its own because there were no other homes to access. >> this will start tomorrow... [applauds] >> yesterday more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peters square, he delivered off the can you have remarks about god's power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech. it is his first official meeting
.and the driver. 14 year old marcus johnson.known by the nickname m-j was a lifelong racer.starting with smaller vehicles like go karts.since he was five years old.here you can see him posing with a trophy in this snapshot here..alongside his older cousin chase.who you see on the right hand side of the screen. that young man..now 17.was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. chase johnson has also been a competitive racer since a young age.his website reveals that he comes from 4 generations of race car drivers.the 17 year old lives in penngrove.a town outside petaluma..some of the championships he's won have been here at the petaluma speedway.the teen is a senior at petaluma high school. his shop teacher says chase is a good student.one of several kids at the school that are very involved in the sport. chase johnson's website lists marcus as a member of his crew.but the yuba county sherriff department. reports that marcus was not an official member of the pit crew, and his presence in the pit area is still being investigated. maureen kelly kron4 news. the second person who was killed h
and into the pit. thomas roman is live in santa rosa with the story. reporter: we learned that 14-year-old marcus johnson was also a sprint car driver. this memorial to him at his father's muffler shop has been growing since neighbors and friends learned of his death. the communities have been devastated by the tragedy. the start of the civil war sprint car series took a tragic turn friday night. in a practice run chase johnson lost control. kylely bumpus watched the car leave the track. >> we had
was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cousins were very close. 68 year old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured at a bar. it happened around closing time last night at skobiex's on central avenue will people were out celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the neck. the second was cut on the head. investigators are trying to determine what type of weapon was used. neighbors say this is not the first time there has been trouble at skobie's. >> this violence is it just seems like it could easily be prevented. i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point where they are having street fights in a residential area. >> so far, no arrests have been made. one of the victims underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. the other was treat and released. >>> just about 90 minutes from now, former santa clara county supervisor is due in court and a plea to co
at a raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop in santa rosa. friends bringing flowers and candles and balloons to the front door leaving messages of support for the family. he was killed saturday night when a car on the the raceway lost control and slammed into the pit crew. the car was driven by his 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really is. it hits the hard really bad. >> sad this happens. it's a risk we take when we go racing. >> a 68-year-old man was also killed in this crash. the driver, chase johnson, he's from the petaluma area, he was not hurt. >>> in another sad event, a motorcycle rider was killed last night in a multi-car crash on interstate 680 near walnut creek. this all happened about 6:00 p.m. a total of four vehicles involved in the crash including that motorcycle. you can see there a nissan 350 z burst into flames after the collision. details of what happened do remain unclear at this hour but a witness says the motorcycle and another car were driving recklessly before the crash. investigators from chp urging anybody w
saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what expe
. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the i
school in santa rosa gathered together last night to remember marcus johnson. on saturday, he was one of two people in the pit area of the raceway park killed by an out of the control car. the car was actually drive were by marcus' own cousin, a 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. mourners noted the double tragedy. >> since first grade he would bring the race cars to school forever vents and it was fun to see. >> i cannot thing of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you could be the they raced the same raceway. >> the cause of the tragic crash is under investigation. some family members say the steering wheel of the car came off. >> developing news in vallejo, police there are investigating their 6th murder. officers found a man shot to death last night, someone called police to report shots fired in a home. officers found the victim dead inside a garage. they say he was an older man. they have not released his name. no arrest or motive. this is vallejo's second homicide since thursday. >> today the former santa clara supervisor who misused tax
-year-old boy tragically killed at a crash in on raceway. the family of marcus johnson owns this muffler shop. friends dropping flowers and balloon and leaving messages of support for the family. johnson was killed saturday night when a car lost control and slammed right into the pit crew. that car happened to be driven by johnson's 17-year-old cousin, chase johnson. >> this is a total tragedy. it really is. it hits the heart. >> it is sad that this happens. it is a risk that we take when we go racing. >> heartbreaking there. a 68-year-old man was also killed during that crash. the driver, chase johnson, was not hurt. >>> right now, let's check things out outside. christina loren tells us we have a nice dry day before the rain sets in. >>> the clouds will increase as we head throughout the day. pretty cool shot. you can see the sun beating down on the city. no low clouds to report. temperatures are going to climb from the 40s into the upper 50s at the coast and mid-60s as you break for lunch. upper 60s today and low 70s. comfortable weather for one more day. rain comes. 70, livermore. we
-winning sprint car driver and was also marcus' friend. >> he was always nice, and nice to talk to. reporter: michael says he is sat but will continue to race. why johnson lost control of the car is under investigation. chase johnson won sprint car races in the past, had his open close call two years ago, his car flipped over button son was unhurt. >> chase johnson was not injured in the accident, neither was anyone else on the racetrack other than those two fatilities. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >> the deaths in marysville come three weeks after a raceway crash injured at least 30 fans at daytona international speedway. ten cars collided during the nascar nationwide series race with one flying into the fence. this crash could prompt a redesign that might include sturdier fences. >> passing drivers tried to help after two cars crashed in oakland and one tumbled down an embankment this morning on westbound 580. initial chp reports are that people were trapped in the white car you see here. crews did manage to free the victims, and we're told no one was seriously hurt. n
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